Decolonizing Architecture // World Building And Smashing – Part I

Through a series of conversations, debates and workshops, 'Decolonizing Architecture' explores new and alternate forms of urbanisms that challenge the direct and indirect effects of colonialism. We seek to explore this topic to help reconstruct/restructure conventional approaches to urbanization, in an effort to dismantle inequality in our cities, and promote cultural integration and social cohesion.

Talk // World Building and Smashing - Part I

Speaker A | This talk is an opportunity to discuss the lasting and generational effects of European colonization in Canada. A conversation about cultural preservation, identity, and truth and reconciliation through professional practice will be held. This talk will explore how a country’s inability to face the power dynamics created by its colonial past are reflected in urban spaces today.

Speaker B | This talk is intended to shed light on the creation of inequalities stemming from ideas of nationhood in colonial and postcolonial societies in the UK. The role of race and identity in creating ‘ethnic’ spaces in cities will be discussed, as well as the impact of urban regeneration/revitalization on immigrant and marginalized communities.

We hope you will be part of the conversation and join us in on our efforts to challenge traditional architectural practice and discourse, and dismantle inequality in our cities.


June 3, 2018

13:00 - 14:30

Admission: £5.00

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Image: Saira Abdulrehman


Stour Space

7 Roach Road, Tower Hamlets London, U.K. E3 2PA

020 89857827

Events will be held in the Mezzanine of Stour Space in Tower Hamlets.